I’m a visual artist working in graphic design, illustration and tattooing.
Combining a background in graffiti tagging with some years of experience in graphic design and illustration, my work is largely focused around lettering & calligraphy.
This specialization allows me to further explore the beauty of the letterform in different writing styles while helping brands and humans to express an idea into a visual or identity for their project.
Traditionally schooled as a woodworker while pursuing a passion for graphic design, I’ve always aimed to balance a unique handwritten feel with the precision of modern illustration technology.
The love for the physical world drew me towards working in the print & sign industry for 3+ years, while serving freelance clients with graphics and illustrations.
The biggest inspiration in my life is the dance between nature and culture.
Spending a lot of time in the woods creates space to reflect on culture with an outsider’s perspective.
Why do I create?
I believe it’s an instinct. A need for expression.
A way to leave a trail of breadcrumbs on the journey home.
Thank you so much for your interest.
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Matthias De Vylder · Neereindestraat 17 · 9240 Zele · Belgium · BTW BE 0649 402 528 · IBAN BE77 0689 0486 6042
All work by Matthias De Vylder.
Made in Belgium, with love and care.
May you find freedom from domestication.